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Oct 10, 2012 7:30pm PDT
, but not well enough. part of the reason clinton has gotten himself in such a stew is that he's a paradigmatic figure, like it or not, as a president of the united states, and more is expected than perhaps what allegedly has occurred. and so it can be difficult. how's that for being political? but let's look at some of these elements here of civil religion, and then we can just take questions on how it might function along with myths and symbols. symbols - the flag, stars and stripes. well, the main thing here is, it's a form of myth - and again, not a phony story - but it's a form of myth that validates the social order; it makes it important, it makes it ideal. so that's the first element in here. then there's some interesting places, the sect characteristic. one of the most important things it does - our second explanation for it - is to provide social cohesion through a liturgical cycle of holidays and celebrations, and that's what we're talking about, the k-mart, wal-mart thing, that i'm thinking about rabbi bronstein because we most recently went through his class and he was
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